Pitfalls in the use of color-flow duplex ultrasound for screening of suspected arterial injuries in penetrated extremities.

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We compared color-flow duplex ultrasonographic scanning (CFD) to arteriography in 67 patients who sustained 75 penetrating injuries to the extremities without obvious arterial injury. There were 72 negative and three (4.0%) positive CFD studies and no failed attempts. With arteriography as the "gold standard," CFD had a specificity of 99% and a sensitivity… (More)

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@article{Bergstein1992PitfallsIT, title={Pitfalls in the use of color-flow duplex ultrasound for screening of suspected arterial injuries in penetrated extremities.}, author={Jack M. Bergstein and Jean François Blair and John W. Edwards and Jonathan B. Towne and Dietmar H. Wittmann and Charles Aprahamian and Edward J. Quebbeman}, journal={The Journal of trauma}, year={1992}, volume={33 3}, pages={395-402} }